FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2023
Santa Fe, NM – Today, the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department’s (ECECD) Family Nutrition Bureau (FNB) announces that sponsoring organizations have their agreements in place and locations for food service have been confirmed. These locations are listed on the ECECD website (nmececd.org) and include but are not limited to non-profit organizations, independent centers, and care facilities.
The CACFP program provides reimbursement to child care providers, child care centers, head start programs, family child care, after-school programs, and emergency shelters for nutritious meals and snacks provided to primarily low-income children from 1 to 18 years old within that child care facility or program. Furthermore, adult daycare centers that are licensed and provide care in non-residential settings (no overnights) are also eligible for reimbursement through this program for eligible meals they provide.
For more information regarding the CACFP program please see the following links:
- To see the FNB section of the website containing CACFP information, click here.
- Visit the Family Nutrition Bureau Materials Library containing Center Information, CACFP Nutrition Selections, and General Information, click here.
All participants, at any location, will be offered the same meal and/or snack choices with no physical segregation or other discriminatory action against any person.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies; The USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and the institutions listed here who are participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- E-mail: email@example.com.
(Para Espaῆol) Call 1-800-845-6136. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
For information on the Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines, regulations, sponsoring organizations, or qualifications to participate in New Mexico, call 1-800-EAT COOL or 505-827-9961.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham launched the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) in 2020, making New Mexico among the first states to consolidate all early childhood programs and services under a single cabinet-level agency. Under this administration, ECECD has led the nation by expanding access to free New Mexico PreK, overseeing the largest investment in early childhood infrastructure in state history, and implementing cost-free child care for a majority of New Mexico families. Learn more about how ECECD supports children, families, and the early childhood professionals that serve our communities at nmececd.org. On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @NewMexicoECECD.